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post #1 of 26
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Some of you may have read my other thread from Monday morning...Anyways, as a recap, Billy decided my foot was a mouse Sunday night, and decided to take a chomp while I was asleep. I've got four or five puncture wounds from the little booger's teeth on the bottom of my foot.

They were starting to look a tiny bit nasty, and I know how quickly and how badly cat bites can become infected, so I decided I probably needed to see a doctor before they get too bad, though I was already afraid of how they would respond to a cat bite. I went in, and by state law, they had to call animal control. Thankfully, they're not going to take him away since I have a condo I was working on moving into that he can wait out his 10 day quarantine in.

It was so scary thinking they were going to take Billy away from me. I guess I'm still a little shaken from it, and now I have to move stuff into my condo earlier than I was expecting, and this has just been a really stressful week for me over all. Could I ask for some calming vibes and prayers for Billy, Chay and me this week? I don't know how much more I can take this week...
post #2 of 26
I'll send you some calming vibes {{{{{{{{{{{{{{hugs}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

I'm glad they didn't take Billy from you! and how is your foot doing now????
post #3 of 26
I'll keep you and billy in my prayers hun. It seems we are all going through rough spots....I hope that all ends up going okay.
post #4 of 26
Thread Starter 
It looks okay - doctor said it was better than most cat bites that he's seen, but not good enough to do nothing about. I'm on a low dose of antibiotics for the next 10 days or so.

Thanks for the vibes, I really appreciate it. I think I'm going to have to take the rest of the day off of work - I just keep crying at the drop of a hat.
post #5 of 26
Pam, the Brazos/ College Station animal control lost their rights to seize animals owned by a private citizen due to a horse seizing scandal sometime around last March (The seizure at The Puppy Store was due to commercial interests, not individual interests). I only know that because I was worried they would seize my cats since I have five and the city regulation specifies I can only have four cats.

The managers of the Animal Shelter just got fired, so now they have more things to worry about than seizing your cat.

You'll be alright. I promise.

Good vibes had been sent your way!!!!!
post #6 of 26
Okay go home, relax and take a nice warm bubble bath or something else pampering.
post #7 of 26
Thread Starter 
Thanks guys, I really appreciate the support! I'm home now, just trying to calm down for a bit so I can move a few things over to make the boys more comfortable while I'm moving all the rest of my stuff over.

That's good to hear though, Shengmei. It was probably a little irrational of me to think they'd totally take him away, but even the 10 day quarantine at the vet's would have been hard to take.
post #8 of 26
A couple of yrs ago I was bit by my garage kitty. When I went to the doc (yes it got infected) the 1st thing my doc asked about was the cat. I had to drop him at my vet's office for the 10 day quarantine. I was afraid to get him in the carrier and I didn't know if he had been in one before and didn't want to get bit again (I used welding gloves and got him in). The vets office said after 10 days they could either give him the rabies shot have him PTS. I opted for the shot. I visited him every day-he was really good.
My wrist took a few days to feel better as I am allergic to what works bes tfor antibiotics.
It was an eventful 10 days which turned out ok.
I hope your foot is ok and the cats are ok too.
post #9 of 26
Thread Starter 
Yeah, I'm allergic to their number one choice for treating cat bites, so I'm hoping I'm not allergic to number two as well. Billy's indoor only and just had his booster last Tuesday, so the quarantine should be uneventful - I guess it was more just really scary to me to have to go through all that. Plus the added stress of moving early, and still having a big presentation at the end of the week that I was supposed to work on today so I could present a preview tomorrow...its all a little overwhelming right now.
post #10 of 26
Here are some articles concerning the recent troubles with the animal shelter. As you can see they are too busy dealing with themselves than dealing with your cat

http://www.theeagle.com/stories/1102...0051102014.php
http://www.theeagle.com/region/local...904shelter.php
http://www.theeagle.com/region/local...305shelter.php
http://www.theeagle.com/stories/0602...0060602004.php
http://www.theeagle.com/region/local...2605horses.php
http://www.theeagle.com/stories/0323...0060323004.php
post #11 of 26
Why are you moving anyhow? I thought your previous apartment is kinda nice.

Would you like some help with moving?

I have to make a presentation to my committee sometime in the next two weeks. It is truly nerve-wrecking. I can understand how you feel.
post #12 of 26
Thread Starter 
Oh, thanks for the articles - the last one mentions my favorite vet in this town. I'm moving to a condo I bought a few months ago, its absolutely beautiful and I love it! Don't worry, my parents are coming down this weekend to give me a hand. And I still have another month before I have to be completely moved out. Now that I've calmed down a bit, its not as overwhelming as it was a little while ago. I really appreciate the offer though.

Presentations are terrifying! This is my first one to give to the lab, so I'm afraid the professors will tear it apart and tell me to get out of grad school or something.
post #13 of 26
Practically every single genetics grad student had been told by at least one prof to get out of grad school.

It is just a way to motivate people and rough them up. Sorta like a "boot camp" for grad students.

Don't worry.
post #14 of 26
Thread Starter 
lol That's comforting. If anyone's going to do it, this professor will! My actual PI is really nice, but we're sharing a lab right now with another professor, and he's one of those brilliant but very opinionated and direct guys that you seem to find a lot of in grad school. Great advisor, but I don't think I'd make it two seconds as one of his actual students!
post #15 of 26
Thread Starter 
I feel better about it now, but I can't help but feel kind of guilty for getting Billy in trouble... Part of me wishes I hadn't gone in to get my foot looked at, so Billy could be here at home with me instead of in the condo by himself...
post #16 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sandtigress
I feel better about it now, but I can't help but feel kind of guilty for getting Billy in trouble... Part of me wishes I hadn't gone in to get my foot looked at, so Billy could be here at home with me instead of in the condo by himself...
Just read through this now, and I'm sending you lots of vibes.

I know how you feel - I'd be really ticked with myself too, but this isn't your fault, it's the law, and you had to get it treated. I'm just thanking my gods that they don't do that here.
post #17 of 26
Oh that stinks. I've almost 'lost' a cat before. When I was younger we kept the cats indoors, therefore Mom didn't always take them to get their shots renewed on time. Well Glory got in a fight (probably with our other cat but we weren't sure) and had a chunk taken out of her neck about the size of a hair tie around. We took her to the vet and since she wasn't up on her rabies shot they took blood and she had to be quarentined. Fortunately her quarentine was short since she ended up having antibodies in her still. If she hadn't, she'd have been quarentined a very long time. We've never fallen behind since then!
post #18 of 26
Thread Starter 
Scary! I'm glad I got Billy's booster a few days ago - he was overdue otherwise.

Just got off the phone with the parents a little while ago - Dad was great. "If you want to keep the cat, then we support you on that, at least everyone's okay." Mom, not so much. She went on the "That's why I don't want you to have animals!" tirade and told me if Billy ever bit me again I had to get rid of him... *sigh*
post #19 of 26
Hubby told me that once. You know what I did? I ordered a year's worth of Drs. Foster and Smith kitten food. I told him "If you are getting rid of the cats, who is eating the kitten food. YOU?"

post #20 of 26
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Originally Posted by shengmei
Hubby told me that once. You know what I did? I ordered a year's worth of Drs. Foster and Smith kitten food. I told him "If you are getting rid of the cats, who is eating the kitten food. YOU?"

Priceless. BF would never say that, but I'll file it away for the future anyway.
post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 
Quote:
Originally Posted by shengmei
Hubby told me that once. You know what I did? I ordered a year's worth of Drs. Foster and Smith kitten food. I told him "If you are getting rid of the cats, who is eating the kitten food. YOU?"

lol I wish my mom would go for that...Like a lot of immigrant Asians, she isn't really an animal person, so she doesn't get things like letting them sleep in my bed or just having animals in general. Oh well...
post #22 of 26
My two cents (but only that!) If you don't live with them, don't worry about it. Parents have to get used to the fact that we grow up and live our own lives eventually.

If you do live with them, lie.
post #23 of 26
They would take him away for a quarentine?

Here they just quarentine them there, as long as you can section the animal off from other animals.

Glad everything thing will be alright. :P
post #24 of 26
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Satai
My two cents (but only that!) If you don't live with them, don't worry about it. Parents have to get used to the fact that we grow up and live our own lives eventually.

If you do live with them, lie.
Yeah, I live down where I go to school. I think Dad would talk her out of trying to make me get rid of him, but that would be some fight while it lasted. I love my mom, but man, sometimes...

And yeah, they wanted to take him to either the shelter or his vet clinic (my preference but at my cost) to keep an eye on him for rabies and such, and they would have if I hadn't had the condo on standby to move into. Apparently they don't allow quarantines in apartments since dogs have to go out to potty, so no animals are allowed to be quarantined there. But the condo is okay, thank goodness.
post #25 of 26
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Originally Posted by Sandtigress
Yeah, I live down where I go to school. I think Dad would talk her out of trying to make me get rid of him, but that would be some fight while it lasted. I love my mom, but man, sometimes...
Well, she is just being a mom - but so are you
post #26 of 26
Thread Starter 
lol Exactly.
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